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Orchid Species: Laelia albida

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Laelia albida is an orchid species identified by Bateman ex Lindl. in 1839.
Genus
Laelia (L.)
Grex
albida
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman ex Lindl.
Year
1839
ORIGIN: A western Mexican, medium sized, cool growing miniature epiphyte or lithophyte found in oak or oak pine forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A western Mexican, medium sized, cool growing miniature epiphyte or lithophyte found in oak or oak pine forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters, with clustered, conical-ovoid pseudobulbs that wrinkle with age partially enveloped basally by a few scarious, triangular sheaths, carrying 2 to 3, apical, linear-ensiform, coriaceous, somewhat fleshy, dark green, conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a apical, erect to arching, slender, 5 to 24 [12 to 60 cm] long, few to several [2 to 9] flowered raceme with closely apressed sheathing bracts all along, and arising on a mature pseudobulb carrying 3 to 10, scented flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 3 inches [5 to 7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Laelia L candida 1850 Lodd. ex W.H.Baxter in J.C.Loudon
Add+ Laelia L discolor 1845 A.Rich. & Galeotti
Add+ Cattleya C albida 1854 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Beer
Add+ Amalia Amalia albida 1846 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Laelia L maryaniae 1862 B.S.Williams
Add+ Bletia Bletia albida 1862 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Most awarded/recent cultivars: L. albida 'Herrenhausen' (5 awards from 2015 to 2017) L. albida 'Winston' (2 awards in 2017) L. albida 'Dalles' (2 awards from 2011 to 2014) L. albida 'Sunset Valley Orchids' (2 awards in 2006) L. albida 'Mörfelden' (2014) L. albida 'Weißkirchen' (2012) L. albida 'Willow Pond' (1965)
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